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Christina Varvia: Witness in Court

Aesthetic seminar

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Torsdag 7. april 2022,  kl. 14:15 - 16:00


Kasernen, bygning 1584, lokale 124

This lecture will present two investigations by Forensic Architecture that had significant lives in the Greek courtrooms. The first, the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, was a key case in the trial against Golden Dawn which in October 2020, resulted in the indictment of the political party as a criminal organisation. The second, the killing of Zak Kostopoulos, a prominent LGBTQ+ activist, is still litigated in the court in Athens. In both cases, Forensic Architecture’s investigations performed a key role in the understanding of the incidents, whether by allowing for a different type of public witnessing through reassembled media, or by being presented as testimony by an expert witness. The lecture will present a brief run-down of the investigations and their lives in court, as well as key reflections on the agency’s truthmaking practices that suggest a potential reframing of the question of secondary witnessing.

Aesthetic seminar is organized by Morten Kyndrup and Jacob Lund
on behalf of School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

All are welcome